1936 Rexall Drug Store Train That Toured United States and Canada



(Picture above from Bert Daniels …. the engineer)

An old train that has always interested me was the New York Central Rexall Train.

The engine was an L-2 Mohawk #2998 or #2873 (I have conflicting stories). It was the predecessor to the L-3a dual purpose Mohawks (4-8-2’s) 3000-3024. The NYC used 4-8-2 Mohawks for fast freight service on the water level route hence the name Mohawk not Mountain. The Mohawks started in the 2500 and 2600 L-1 class and moved to the L-2 2700,2800 and 2900 classes. These were all freight engines with 69″ drivers. I believe the Rexall engine and one other were rebuilt with 72″ drivers and counter balance for higher speeds. The 3000 series L-3 class had several subseries (a, b, and c) that were built by Alco and Lima. The 3000-3024 were the only dual purpose engines. The last series of Mohawks were the L-4a and…

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marriage (with a little sex and a little spice) – part three


marriage (with a little sex and a little spice) – part three

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∗∗∗∗  Warning:  Sexually explicit subject matter.  ∗∗∗∗

. . . . .continuing from part two . . . . .

Yes, we, men and women, are highly sexed creatures!  That important fact cannot be over emphasized.  (As mentioned in the essay on the book, Brain Sex (filed under great books and authors) the hormones are very powerful mind altering bio-chemicals.)  Wives and their husbands can benefit from a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural, inherent differences between the sexes.

For the marriage to survive and flourish, there needs to be a give and take between the spouses.  This is no trite remark.  Ongoing sacrifices are required on the part of the husband and on the wife’s part as well.  Consider four…

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I need to talk to someone


And there’s none I can in my real life. My posts a mixed up because I set them up to post automatically. A few days ago my bpd (border line personality disorder) start rearing its ugly head. My anxiety I through the roof. While I know I’m being unreasonable and over thinking. I can’t help but feel very rejected. I’ve deactivated my Facebook account because I was constantly check if he was online or what interaction he’s had on there. If he’s on I wonder why he’s not messaging. If he’s off I’m wondering who he’s with. He’s done nothing wrong on there at all. I’d reached out to others whom had either seen and ignored my msg or sent one back then nothing. Yesterday I text a few people to catch up. And was meet with no, or I’m busy or nothing.

I know its mostly to do with…

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Packing List: European Winter


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This week I was asked by one of my lovely readers if I was able to write a post about what I packed for months of backpacking through Europe in the winter months. So here goes!

I wanted to pack enough clothes that I wouldn’t have to do laundry every week, but I had also set myself a luggage limit of 13kg (3kg backpack included). This turned out to be pretty tricky considering that most winter clothes tend to quite bulky and heavy.

Something else that I had to keep in mind when packing  was that I also wanted to look half decent on a semi regular basis (no mean feat, let me tell you).

But I ended up making it work, although buying things along the way did make my backpack substantially heavier by the time I went back home! So here is a list of what clothing I…

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Socks are quick victim of wear and tear – centuries old problem not solved yet. Why?

Your Well Wisher Program

Everyday morning in a hurry up mode to go to office, I don’t pay attention to what is happening to my socks. Almost all socks have holes and I have to keep in mind NOT to take out my shoes in any case.

In fact, I like to take off the shoes in the workplace which I can’t do. I have undercover survey and found that many people have their socks in torn state near the foot thumb and other fingers. So, this problem of torn socks is not just mine and many are finding the same problem. So, this needs to be addressed.

There is no manual available with the socks. Oops. The sock manufacturer will not be bothered to provide manual and reduce their sale. That’s the business. Okie, leave it.

I checked on the net and found that Albert Einstein never wear socks.

To Einstein, socks…

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marriage (with a little sex and a little spice) – part four


marriage (with a little sex and a little spice) – part four

. . . . . continuing from part three . . . . .

“I know our love’s so sweet

It’s so tender and complete

Take me to another place

So please I beg don’t turn away”

From Hiroshima‘s song “Come to Me” on the 1989 album, East.

“So come on, hit me with your best shot!  Fire away!”  –  Pat Benatar, from “Hit me with your best shot”, early 1980s.

I was never quite sure what Pat was referring to, verbal jousting or perhaps something else entirely.  May be even a double meaning was intended.

“Switch it on.  Start it.  Let’s get it up.”  –  AC/DC, from the song “Let’s Get It Up” on the 1981 album, For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).


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Platforms for Art Under the City (If You Notice)


Had not been in New York City literally for years. It was about Halloween last Fall. Heading from Times Square to bus terminal I saw these really great pictures painted on the (beautifully white) wall. Thought they were old-time “trick and treaters”. Guess I had better not give up my writing job for an art critic job. The picture at the top was NOT “trick and treaters”. It was  Jane Dickson’s mosaics of New Year’s Eve revelers. As much as I enjoy them, you run the risk of getting plowed under at rush hour if you pause to admire them along the passageway that connects the Times Square and Port Authority bus terminal subway stations where they’re located.

An Art Tour of the Subway System With Sandra Bloodworth, the Director of MTA Arts & Design. A great article by RALPH GARDNER JR. Ms. Bloodworth is also the co-author, with William Ayres, an…

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